Others see the sign of Noah as meaning that like Noah, the Church will be carried safely through judgment.
Tis is how Yeshua (Jesus) describes the coming of the Son of Man:
"Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other leſt. Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other leſt” (Mathew 24:40-41).
Most prophecy teachers are disinclined to see this as a picture of the End on the grounds that it proposes a fiſty- fiſty split between those who are taken and those who are leſt. But Jesus doesn’t say that every other person will be taken. Jesus gave two illustrations: one of two guys working in the field, and the other of two women working in the mill.
same can be said of Christians during the Church Age. We are saved by grace, and that not of ourselves, but it is the giſt of God, lest any man should boast [of himself] (Ephesians 2:8-9).
So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him (Matthew 24:44).
Tat’s the only way the illustration makes sense . . . as an illustration. Te pilot disappears, leaving the co-pilot siting beside him. Te mailman disappears as he is handing a lady her mail—his stuff falls to the ground while she stands there staring. Tat doesn’t illustrate that only pilots and mailmen will be taken—the illustration isn’t even those who are gone—since they disappeared, what would that illustrate?
Te illustration is from the perspective of those who are leſt behind, not those who are taken. To them, it will look like almost everybody.
If ever there were a time in history that approximates the days of Noah, this is it. Not because we’re eating and drinking and marrying and giving in marriage; that is a sign appropriate to any generation.
Te picture in Noah’s day was of Noah giving the warning while the world, mesmerized by the machinery of evil, rejected the warning, and was taken totally by surprise when the rains came.
“But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God” (Genesis 6:8-9).
Noah was NOT perfect—he was perfect in his generations, meaning his bloodline was unpolluted. Noah “found favor in the eyes of the LORD” and Noah walked with God. Te
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And because of that unmerited grace, there is therefore no condemnation for those who are in Yeshua (Jesus), who walk not aſter the flesh, but aſter the Spirit (Romans 8:1).
We are not perfect, but our bloodline is unpolluted, washed clean and pure by the Blood of the Lamb through the grace of God. And by virtue of the indwelling Holy Spirit, we “walk with God.”
Te imagination of our hearts (movies, TV, etc.) is only evil continually. Our intellect creates the machinery of war, the epitome of evil by design.
Te signs are everywhere, and there is no shortage of Noahs out there giving the warning. As it was in the days of Noah, so it is today. Noah and his family were ready.
Nobody else was. Until it started raining out of a clear blue sky.
Jack Kinsella is the founder and publisher of the Omega Letter (www. omegaletter.com
). Jack is head writer of The Hal Lindsey Report television program and former head writer for This Week in Bible Prophecy. Jack is the author of more than two thousand columns on current events and Bible prophecy.
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